Are you trying to figure out how to build your following and find your Twitter voice? Have you been tweeting for a while but you’ve been inconsistent? Are you working with a stagnant network? Have I got a few tips for you!
- Post unique content daily, as in not a retweet. Find interesting content on your own and share it with your followers.
- Share, comment and reply to other people’s tweets. And have something to add, more than a “nice post”. Tell them what value you gained from their content.
- Recommend people to follow. Recommendations are not just reserved for #FF, you may do this anytime, there are no rules. A perfect example: “You should follow @MissKemya for her marketing brilliance, cool blog posts and small biz advice”. You can tweet that whenever you like!
- Participate in tweetchats. This is a surefire way to increase your following. There are so many tweetchats happening on a regular basis, I add the ones I like to my calendar as appointments so I don’t miss them.
- Perform searches for people talking about your interests, both professional and personal, and follow those people. Use the Advanced Search function to search locally and internationally to build your network.
- Even though you’re tweeting as a professional, expose your personality so people can get to know you. Tweeters like getting to know each other, quirks and all.
- Tweet every day, as in 7 days a week. If you want to communicate with a variety of people, hop on Twitter several times daily and do all of the above.
Tweeting every day might sound like alot, and when you’re just starting out or actively working to build up your following, it can be time consuming. Check out my post Social Media for 6o Minutes A Day for tips on how I maximize my time on social media daily.
If you’re still relatively new to Twitter, I suggest you take a look at my original post “10 Quick Twitter Tips” to make sure you’ve already got the basics covered.
I share more details of my personal Twitter strategy with Jason Shoup on Pluggio’s Blog – checkout the interview!